Browsed by
Month: March 2017

Friends of God

Friends of God

The Biblical Basis for a Speaking God, Part 2 The belief that God speaks to His people is grounded in the truth that we have intimate friendship with Him. Far from being a modern fabrication, as some among us have claimed, the idea of a personal relationship with God is at the very heart of the biblical message. This theme appears in the Hebrew Bible in God’s intention to “dwell among the sons of Israel and…be their God” (Exodus 29:43-46)….

Read More Read More

God Is No Idol

God Is No Idol

The Biblical Basis for a Speaking God, Part 1 We’ve responded to a number of possible objections to the idea that God still speaks. Now let’s examine what the scriptures say. To the Gentile converts in Corinth the apostle Paul wrote, You know that when you were pagans, you were led astray to the mute idols…. (1 Corinthians 12:2) In its pervasive polemic against the evil and futility of idolatry, scripture repeatedly calls attention to the fact that idols and…

Read More Read More

“The Bible Is All We Need”

“The Bible Is All We Need”

Why Some Christians Deny That God Still Speaks, Part 3 Finally, let me address a third objection someone might offer. In contrast to the previous two we’ve examined, this one at least purports to be biblically based. What about the doctrine of the sufficiency of the scriptures? Often 2 Timothy 3:16-17 is quoted and the conclusion confidently affirmed that the Bible is all we need in order to receive salvation and live the Christian life. And if scripture is “all-sufficient,”…

Read More Read More